photos by Aelish Wilmot & Smilebooth images
The studio launch party has officially come and gone, but it was one heck of a good time! We wanted to do something this time around that would let us celebrate with lots of people as opposed to the five hour nap/coma that I took after getting the last studio in gear. We’re not quite ready to share the full reveal with you on the new studio, but we’re almost there!
For now, I will keep you entertained with a poptail recipe, favor bags, photo ops, and macaron ice cram sandwiches… oh, and a giveaway!
photos by Jared Smith
Since I’m not quite at the stage of having kids just yet, I stick with my fur kids. Thomas and I go way back to my college days when I rescued him from the middle of a four lane road and he was just big enough to fit in the palm of my hand. I bottled fed him,made my dad extremely angry for having a pet in our college rental house, got super attached, and now here we are almost seven years later, with another birthday just around the corner.
He’s spoiled as all get out and refuses to eat any other wet food besides Fancy Feast gravy lover’s and broths (I stopped trying to even trick him into a different kind at least three years ago), so when Fancy Feast approached me about partnering to promote their Ways To Wow campaign featuring the new chicken flavors, I did what any cat parent would do… I tried to see if I could snag a free lifetime supply, of course! Just kidding. I actually just tried to stick a birthday candle in a bowl of Fancy Feast Broths with chicken for a photo-op.
Sadly that didn’t work out, so I went with the next best thing you can put a candle with: DIY animal ear cake toppers. They’re like a step up from a DIY party hat, my friends, except this time everyone at the party will want one…
photos by Jared Smith
We’re finally back from Florida, but I still have open doors, oceans breezes, and patio dinners on the mind! I realize it may be a little chilly most places, but maybe if we start prepping for Spring soirees the sunshine will come? I’ll take one for the team and go first, starting with the DIY brushstroke coasters and a few simple ideas for entertaining with paper plates… the classy way.
I feel like I can speak on the topic of paper plates pretty professionally considering I’ve been working on mastering them for last 20 years. Just recently have I come to realize that mixing your paper plates with a few statement serve ware pieces makes the biggest difference in the world. My method: use paper plates for the biggest portion, and the real stuff for the things that can be cleaned up quickly or tossed in the dishwasher all at once. It’s tried and true, I tell ya!
I’ve also been on a big Cheeky Home kick because a) I’ll buy anything colorful from Target (let’s be honest), and b) they give a meal to a person in need every time you purchase a Cheeky product, and I’m 150% into that…
I know, I know, I’m kind of on a crazy edible gold kick lately. Sue me! I mean that in the most loving way possible, of course. I just want to paint all the things, including these DIY temporary edible gold lipstick glasses, because why not?
They’re a super easy and quirky way to add a little DIY touch to a Galentine’s, bachelorette, bridal shower, or even just a girl’s night. Plus, it gives me another good reason to take pictures of the new studio backsplash! Don’t worry, you’ll get to see the full reveal this week!…